CHS WWII Memorial Plaque Missing

CHS WWII Memorial

The Class of 1952 honored the more than 2,600 Collinwood alumni who served during World War II by installing a Memorial Plaque on the boulder in front of school.  Of those who served, 0ne hundred and eighty seven Railroaders paid the ultimate price. While the Collinwood High School Alumni Association has tried to locate the plaque, nothing has turned up yet. However, with the help of Gary Fisher custodian at CHS, we are still hunting for it. 

We truly believe this Memorial MUST be restored.  To this end, we have a two ways to proceed. 

  1. If we are successful in finding old plaque we will reinstall it (if not defaced) along with another plaque honoring the names of the 187 Railroaders who did not make it back. 
  2. If we don't locate the original plaque, we will include the original wording on the new plaque along with the names. 

In either case, the cost is approximately $2,000.  To date our fund-raising efforts have reached almost $1,000 which is half way to our goal.  If you are interested in supporting this worthwhile endeavor, kindly send donations to Len Corpora at 14710 Russell Lane, Novelty, OH  44072.  Check payable to CHSAA with notation on memo line:  CHS WWII Memorial plaque. 

Thank you in advance for your help!                                                                                                                       

                          Once a Railroader, always a Railroader

Michael Cavotta

Currently the residing President of the Collinwood High School Alumni Association. Notable acedemic/athletic CHS 1962 grad, Engineering degree from OSU. Founder and owner of Performance Concepts a multi media engineering firm located in Mentor, OH. An innovator in intereactive healthcare products and services. Retired and living in Thompson, Ohio with his wife Wendy.

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